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"morning joe" that he'll vote for hillary clinton, but is he ready to endorse her? we're going to have his latest comments and how vice president biden once again may have spoken too soon. and major fallout from bill clinton's private meeting with attorney general loretta lynch. even democrats are criticizing the decision to meet while the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails plays out. it is 5:30 here on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." hey there, good morning, everyone. it is friday, july 1st. i'm alex witt. a new hampshire campaign stop for donald trump veered off into strange directions yesterday. the presumptive republican nominee spoke to a small audience from the loading dock of a shuttered lighting plant, prepared with some written
remarks. but a few minutes into his speech trump reacted to the sound of a plane flying overhead as he spoke about mexico, and trade. >> mexico, and i respect mexico, i respect their leaders, what they've done to us is incredible. they're leaders are so much smarter, so much sharper, and it's incredible. in fact, that could be a mexican plane up there, they're getting ready to attack. >> hmm. trump continued to hammer hillary clinton for her involvement with the trade policies of the clinton and obama administrations. >> when you look back and you look at our great leaders, abraham lincoln said we have to protect ourselves from goods pouring into our country. we want to be a manufacturer. we want goods pouring out of our country, and we want to be paid for it. george washington talked about it. so many talked about it. the great ones talked about it. the ones we have today, they want to protect the rest of the world. i think it's almost as though they want to protect the world, and they don't care about our workers. and hillary clinton, honestly, is one of the great abusers.
she doesn't understand the workers. >> and as trump took questions from the invitation-only audience, two exchanges, one on israel and another on muslims working at the tsa, drew attention. >> -- aim opposed to wasting our military in the middle east on behalf of zionist israel. thank you. >> all right, well let me just tell you that israel is a very, very important ally of the united states. and we are going to protect them 100%. 100%. they've been our most reliable -- it's our true friend over there and we're going to protect israel 100%. that was a tough question on israel, huh? that was nasty. whoa. >> just to mix quickly homeland security and jobs. why aren't we putting our
retirees, our military retirees on that board or in tsa? get rid of all these heeby jobbies they wear -- we need the veterans back in there to take it. they fought for this country and defended it. they'll still do it. thank you. >> you know, and we are looking at that. we're looking at a lot of things. >> trump went on to talk about his support from border patrol agents. donald trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks. at the top of the list are former house speaker newt gingrich and new jersey governor chris christie. the associated press is reporting that both received vetting paperwork in the last 24 hours. but while gingrich has recently criticized trump comments, christie is drawing attention as one of his most trusted and loyal advisers behind the scenes. however, christie's job approval rating in new jersey is at a 6 1/2 year low just 26% in a new poll from fairly dickinson university including just 48% of the state's republicans. this is trump declining to say
yesterday whether christie was one of the names at the top of the list. >> scott brown, chris christie, both well known here, are they on your short list? >> well, they're both good guys. i don't want to say short list but certainly they're great people. scott was a very early supporter, and chris was very early after he got out. and they're certainly people i want involved. >> and another rumored candidate, indiana governor mike pence said yesterday that if he is under consideration, he and trump have not talked about it. >> governor, are you being vetted? >> you know, i think you'd have to talk to their campaign about who they're looking at or who they're not looking at. but -- i'll cut to the chase, i haven't spoken to donald trump since before the indiana primary and i certainly have never spoken to him about that topic. >> last night on msnbc, senator bernie sanders responded to a claim from the vice president that sanders is going to endorse hillary clinton. here's what the vice president said followed by sanders' response. >> i want to talk to bernie. bernie's going to endorse her. this is going to work out. you already noticed that same
polling data you reference, democrats are coalescing even before this occurred. >> is joe biden telling the truth or is this a loose interpretation of what you said? >> well, joe and i talked about three weeks ago and as i said right now my hope is that we can reach an agreement on some very important issues, and i can go forward. to the millions of people who supported me and say look, this is the progress that you've made. this is where we're going to go as a country. so i hope it happens. as of this moment, we're not there quite yet. >> there is a growing uproar over that meeting between bill clinton and attorney general loretta lynch. the pair met on the attorney general's plane at a phoenix airport earlier this week, raising questions about what the two may have discussed as the justice department investigates hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state. here's the attorney general defending the 30-minute conversation with the former president. >> our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren.
it was primarily social and about our travels. he mentioned the golf he played in phoenix. and he mentioned travels he had had to west virginia. we talked about former attorney general janet reno, for example, whom we both know. but there was no discussion of any matter pending before the department, or any matter pending before any other body. there was no discussion of benghazi, no discussion of the state department e-mails by way of example. >> well the meeting now has republicans renewing their calls to the attorney general to recuse herself from the e-mail investigation. here's donald trump's response when asked if a special counsel should be appointed. >> well, when i first heard that yesterday afternoon, i actually thought they were joking. i thought the people that told me, you know, i said no way. there's just no way that's going to happen. and it happened. and i am just -- i'm flabbergasted by it. >> and president obama was asked about the private meeting yesterday, but ignored the question. but his former adviser, david
axelrod tweeted, quote, i take loretta lynch and bill clinton at their word that their convoe in phoenix didn't touch on probe, but foolish to create such optics. and here's press secretary josh earnest talking about those optics at yesterday's white house press briefing. >> i think what should give people confidence is the 30-year career that attorney general lynch has in keeping the public's trust and making sure that she continues to be an effective advocate for the rule of law, and for the fair administration of justice. she protected the public trust. by prosecuting individuals in both parties. >> well things got combative on capitol hill yesterday between senator ted cruz and homeland security secretary jeh johnson. during a judiciary committee hearing cruz began questioning johnson over whether he had investigated claims by a former employee that law enforcement materials had been systematically scrubbed to remove terms like jihad, muslim, and islam. >> did you or anyone in your
staff inquire into those issues? >> no. but you have me right here right now to ask questions of -- >> but apparently your answer is you don't know. i'm asking you in 2009, and again in 2012, mr. haney testified there were two perjures, and that was the word he used, purge, at the department of homeland security to remove references to radical islamic terrorism. is it accurate? that the records were changed? >> same answer i gave you before. i have no idea, sir. >> you have no knowledge of any records being changed at the department of homeland security? >> same answer. i have no idea, sir. >> would it concern you if it was accurate? >> senator, i find this whole debate to be very interesting. but i have to tell you, when i was at the department of defense, giving the legal sign-off on a lot of drone strikes, i didn't particularly care whether the baseball card said islamic extremist, i think this is very interesting, but,
it makes no difference to me in terms of who we need to go after. >> we are following developments out of istanbul this morning. more arrests have been made following another series of predawn raids. turkish officials tell nbc news that 11 people have been taken into custody, including one russian citizen and that brings the total number of people detained in this investigation to 24. it is not known at this time whether any of those are believed to have been involved in tuesday's airport attack. as we've reported, the suspected suicide bombers were russian, uzbek, and kyrgyz nationals. the death toll from that attack stands at 44. one of united states' military's long-standing bans is no more. removing one of the last discriminatory hurdles for americans to serve. >> announcing today that we're ending the ban on transgender americans in the united states military. effective immediately, transgender americans may serve openly. and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender.
>> that was defense secretary ash carter making the historic announcement yesterday. it is the latest move in a fundamental shift by the military that included ending of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy back in 2011. carter went on to say the move was the right one to make because only a person's qualifications should matter. >> our mission is to defend this country, and we don't want barriers unrelated to a person's qualification to serve preventing us from recruiting or retaining the soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who can best accomplish the mission. >> carter says the defense department has until next july to fully implement the changes. well today the white house is expected to reveal just how many civilians have been killed by u.s. drone strikes since president obama took office. but many experts say that the actual number is likely much higher than the figure expected to be revealed. according to the associated press, the white house will put the number at roughly 100 people inadvertently killed by 500
drone strikes since 2009. we're told that estimate covers strikes in pakistan, yemen, libya and somalia, but not afghanistan, iraq or syria. the u.s. navy has released a new report concerning the ten american sailors who were detained by iran in january. the 219-page document blames -- two command bolts strayed into iranian waters. according to the report the sailors turned over sensitive information, including pass words and operational capabilities to the revolutionary guards. six officers, and three enlisted sailors have been disciplined or face disciplinary action following that incident. let's turn to business. exactly seven days now from that brexit vote and what a difference a week makes. cn cnbc's lisa bojesen joining us from london. we had the markets diving last week. but some of them have made up ground. >> yeah, we have. in fact when looking at the u.s. indices they've managed to gain
back some 80%, 90% of the post-brexit losses. so we're heading into the right direction. we're closing out not just the month of june, not just the first -- the second quarter rather but the first half of the year, as well. and for the month of june, pretty flat showings, all things considered, down the s&p, relatively unmoved a couple points to the upside. nasdaq underperforming a bit, down by 2% for the month. when putting it all together and looking at the first half performance the dow and the s&p 500 higher by almost 3% with nasdaq underperforming to the tune of almost 3.5%, and i was looking back via some data from my u.s. colleagues stateside that since 1950, where the dow and the s&p 500 when they've ended the first half of the year with a gain, they've then seen the second half gain as well in approximately 75% of the time. so, so we might be heading towards towards even bluer skies ahead during the second half of the year. when looking at nike, the founder, phil knight stepping down as chairman.
he's been on the board for quite some time. tim cook taking over in that space, and naming as independent director and says and we could see some more changes at the top as well. back to you, alex. >> wow. that is huge that change at nike. thank you very much, lisa bojesen live from london. a quick update on the battle in congress over gun reform. house speaker paul ryan will hold a vote next week that includes a provision aimed at preventing suspected terrorists on the no-fly list from buying guns. we're told as part of a larger package that seeks to address gun violence to improved care for mental illness. democrats also want to tighten up gun background checks but the specifics of the republican legislation is still unclear. the move follows the orlando massacre and last week's 26-hour house sit-in led by civil rights icon congressman john lewis. a baltimore judge has granted a new trial for the man at the center of the hit podcast "serial." adnan sayed was convicted 16 years ago of murdering his ex-girlfriend. the podcast raised questions about his guilt, and whether he
had received a fair trial. the judge vacated his conviction late yesterday saying questions about cell phone tower evidence should have been raised by his defense team. the judge said his decision was based on legal merit, and not public opinion. after the wildly popular and successful podcast. up next a major meltdown at wm yesterday. plus a state of emergency in parts of florida as some type of toxic algae spreads across the waterways, forcing some beaches to close. bad timing for a holiday weekend, right? those stories and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back. askm and vitamin d to support strong bones
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with a message about fireworks safety ahead of this fourth of july weekend. pierre paul lost part of his hand and nearly his career after a fireworks accident last year on the fourth. welcome back to "way too early" it is now it's time for sports and the scene on the field after coastal carolina university defeated arizona 4-3 in yesterday's deciding game three of the college world series. look at that dog pile on the mound. seers of joy from those boys as they wrapped up the championship and the school's first national title in any sport happy parents there, too. in major league baseball the cleveland indians rolled to their longest winning streak in nearly 65 years matching a franchise record with their 13th straight victory. a season high 14 strikeouts in the win over toronto. the met s matches the longet home run in citi field history. that's 466 feet. that's a solo shot into the
third deck. wow as far the game the mets snap a four-game losing streak with a win over the cubs. nba free agency began at the stroke of midnight and while no deals can be signed until july 7, negotiations have certainly already begun. joaquin noah who is set to the knicks is nearing an agreement worth around $70 million to play right here in new york. kevin durant one of the league's hottest free agents might be staying put in oklahoma city. espn reports the thunder are in strong position to re-sign durant after he met with team officials yesterday. then in los angeles the lakers have reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year $64 million deal and the raptors they will reportedly re-sign demar derosen with a $139 million contract ap and finally the action at wen bell done where serbia's player lost his cool with an umpire that gave his opponent a match point. after expressing some loud
words, the 27th ranked triacki loses on the very next point but still wouldn't let the official off the hook. >> you know what you did? do you know what you did? do you know what you did? you're horrible! >> he later told reporters i'm not saying he cost me the match but he cost me an important point. i don't know. sportsmanship. what do you think. >> that was like, mcenroe was at least entertaining. >> that just was unpleasant to watch, yeah. mcenroe was the best anyway. let's get to you the best in weather. >> yeah, the only -- vegas yesterday had some pretty good downpours that we dealt with. we did have some flash flooding in the region. some impressive pictures, too. it does this quickly in vegas when you get thunderstorms overhead it doesn't rain all that often and when it does the water just goes wherever it wants. it's pretty flat and it comes down out of the hills once it gets down to the valley. so as far as also these pictures you all know on the west coast of florida we've heard of you
know the red algae blooms they deal with those. how about a green algae bloom on into's east coast. they're saying it's like a guacamole-type consistency. >> ew. >> that is just lovely. yeah, this is martin county, florida, so we're talking central portions of did it's not widespread, but in that area, yeah that's yeah you rent the house and you go play in the guk moley. cold front's coming across the country. this is going to spark some storms. it already did yesterday and now it's going to move to the east coast also some humid air is destroying to sneak up through the carolinas the two are going to collide and we do have 41 million people at risk of severe weather today. a lot of people taking to the roads and getting into the airplanes and if it were on this corridor especially from washington, d.c. to new york, philadelphia, baltimore included, the timing is like 5:00 p.m. to say maybe about 9:00 p.m. so if you're flying during those times, you expect some delays when those thunderstorms come through. as far as the fourth of july forecast, the heaviest rains from colorado into areas of missouri and also illinois.
by the time we get to the actual fourth of july that rain will move into the ohio valley and through the mid-atlantic region. not saying it's going to be a washout but there is the potential at least from d.c. to areas of kentucky and the ohio valley for some heavy rain. >> yeah. but so far the big apple looks pretty good. >> perfect. >> great. still ahead from feeling the bern to making america great again. we're going to hear from some bernie sanders voters who are now supporting donald trump. to win at the olympic games, allyson felix needs to... ...be quicker than everybody. to win at home, she needs to be quicker than... allyson: chloe! that's why allyson felix uses bounty. the quicker picker upper. allyson: chloe! allyson: chloe! bounty is faster and 2x more absorbent than the leading... ...ordinary brand, and faster than chloe too. allyson: come on chloe! bounty the quicker picker upper with usaa is awesome. homeowners insurance
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welcome back to "way too early." "the wall street journal" reports that apple is in initial talks to buy the music streaming service title from jay-z. the hip-hop mogul bought that service from the swedish company last year and after acquiring beat by dre in may 2014 merging with tidal world would bring two of the most legendary names in hip-hop to apple's camp. these talks are ongoing but sources say this may not result in a deal. and finally this morning, comedy central jessica williams files her last report on the daily show last night. she spoke with a group of bernie sanders supporters who are now supporting trump. take a look. >> probably i will be looking at trump. >> i'm going to have to go with trump. >> trump. >> why? >> he has diarrhea of the mouth, but a lot of things that he says are things that a lot of people may think. >> you mean like racist things? >> racist things i would say, yeah.
>> okay. >> he is a bigot and a racist. however, -- >> you don't have to continue with however -- where are you going to go with that? >> well i'm about to go there. hillary has been a scam artist all her life, and i hope the fbi comes and indicts her. >> hmm. i was starting to suspect that this wasn't about trump, at all. >> hillary will bring us to war within 90 days of her inauguration. >> okay. >> hillary clinton's just a sack of garbage. she's a stack of garbage? >> she's more like a leprechaun to me. >> you said he's a leprechaun? what has a leprechaun ever done to you? >> they disgust me. >> okay, hold up. so they think hillary is this? but they want to vote for this? >> money, money, i want more money. >> luckily there is one bernie supporter who has his priorities in order. >> are you going to vote for hillary clinton in november? >> yes. >> and with that, jessica williams signed off. she's now working on her own project on comedy central. we wish her luck. and that does it for me and "way
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>> you know it was a rough primary and they got beat up but they went after me, too. and we beat them up and now they don't want to endorse and in some way almost like i'm running against two parties. good morning, it is friday, july 1st. >> it is already july, everybody. >> it is already july. >> breaking news. breaking political news in just a second. >> breaking news is donny is trying to look cool as a cucumber. >> i mean more like a chilled ice. >> that's a nice tie. >> i bought it pre-brexit. >> he goes to london to buyis